Youth Engagement

Our youth programs empower youth to find, trust and use their voices.

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We are committed to providing safe places where youth can ask critical questions, examine societal norms and find support for challenges they’re already facing in their lives.

Through interactive activities with educated facilitators, participants develop critical thinking skills, learn about healthy relationships and build self-confidence.

Programming is available throughout Peterborough and Haliburton County.

Free Workshops & Sessions for Youth (ages 10-13)

New participants are always welcome!

Please contact Ashley Lamothe by email or 705-743-3526 x129 for more information or to register.

Saturdays | February 16 – April 20, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  • GirlSpace at the Peterborough Public Library Multipurpose Room
    Free weekly sessions for female identifying youth
    Learn more

Saturday, March 9

  • International Women’s Day Youth Workshop (details coming soon!)


  • GirlSpace Sessions at the following schools:
    • Archie Stouffer Elementary School
    • J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School
    • Prince of Wales Public School
    • Wilberforce Elementary School

May 1-7

  • National Youth Week Workshop (details coming soon!)

Would you like to offer YWCA Youth Programming at your location?

Are you an educator/community location interested in learning more? Please contact us.


GirlSpace and BoySpace are entirely funded by the generosity of donors. To find out more about how you can help us work with young girls and boys to prevent violence before it starts, please contact us.